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PDFWAC 220-313-060

Puget Sound salmonSaltwater seasons and daily limits.

(1) It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken by angling for personal use except from the following Puget Sound areas and during the seasons, in the quantities, and for the species designated in this section, and in the sizes as defined in WAC 220-313-010. An area is open when a daily limit is provided. Puget Sound waters west of the mouth of the Sekiu River are managed concurrent with ocean waters under WAC 220-313-070.
(2) Catch Record Card Area 5:
(a) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(b) Open July 1 through August 15:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, wild Chinook and wild coho.
(c) Open August 16 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, Chinook and wild coho.
(d) October 1 through last day in February: Closed.
(e) Open March 1 through April 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release coho and wild Chinook.
(3) Catch Record Card Area 6:
(a) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(b) Waters east of a true north-south line through the Number 2 Buoy immediately east of Ediz Hook:
(i) Open July 1 through August 15.
(ii) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(iii) Release chum, Chinook and wild coho.
(c) Waters of Port Angeles Harbor west of a line from the tip of Ediz Hook to the ITT Rayonier Dock:
(i) Open July 1 through August 15.
(ii) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(iii) Release chum, wild Chinook and wild coho.
(d) Open August 16 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, Chinook and wild coho.
(e) October 1 through April 30: Closed except in Dungeness Bay as described in this section.
(f) Waters of Dungeness Bay inside a line from Dungeness Spit Lighthouse to the Number 2 Red Buoy, and then to the Port Williams Boat Ramp are closed except:
(i) Open October 1 through October 31.
(ii) Daily limit 2 hatchery coho only.
(4) Catch Record Card Area 7:
(a) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(b) Open July 1 through July 31:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a hatchery Chinook.
(ii) Release chum, wild coho, and wild Chinook.
(iii) Closed to salmon fishing in the Southern Rosario Strait and Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca closure area described in WAC 220-313-020(7).
(c) Open August 1 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, Chinook, and wild coho.
(d) October 1 through April 30: Closed.
(e) Closed to salmon fishing in Samish Bay area described in WAC 220-313-020(7).
(f) Waters of Bellingham Bay described in WAC 220-313-020(1):
(i) July 1 through August 15: Closed.
(ii) Open August 16 through September 30: Daily limit 4 salmon; up to 2 may be Chinook salmon.
(iii) October 1 through April 30: Closed.
(5) Catch Record Card Area 8-1:
(a) May 1 through July 31: Closed.
(b) Open August 1 through September 19:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook and chum.
(c) September 20 through April 30: Closed.
(6) Catch Record Card Area 8-2:
(a) May 1 through August 13: Closed, except waters described in this subsection.
(b) Waters west of Tulalip Bay and within 2,000 feet of shore from the pilings at Old Bower's Resort to a fishing boundary marker approximately 1.4 miles northwest of Hermosa Point:
(i) Open May 28 through September 6; only from Friday through 11:59 a.m. the following Monday of each week. Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Open September 11 through September 26; only from Saturdays through Sundays of each week. Daily limit 2 salmon.
(c) Waters from the Mukilteo fishing pier west south west of the Clinton Ferry Dock. Open August 14 through September 19:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook, chum, and wild coho.
(7) Catch Record Card Area 9:
(a) May 1 through July 15: Closed.
(b) Open July 16 through August 15:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a hatchery Chinook salmon.
(ii) Release chum, wild coho, and wild Chinook.
(iii) Waters south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point: Closed.
(c) Open August 16 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook, chum, and wild coho.
(d) October 1 through April 30: Closed.
(e) Edmonds Fishing Pier:
(i) Open October 1 through July 31: Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(ii) Open August 1 through September 30:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(B) Release chum.
(8) Catch Record Card Area 10:
(a) May 1 through June 15: Closed.
(b) Open June 16 through July 15:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook and chum.
(c) Open July 16 through August 31:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a hatchery Chinook salmon.
(ii) Release chum and wild Chinook.
(d) Open September 1 through October 31:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook and chum.
(e) November 1 through December 31: Closed.
(f) Open January 1 through March 31.
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release wild Chinook.
(g) April 1 through April 30: Closed.
(h) Waters of Shilshole Bay southeast of a line from Meadow Point to West Point: Closed July 1 through August 31.
(i) West Elliot Bay: Waters of Elliott Bay between a line from West Point to Alki Point and a line from Duwamish Head to Pier 91.
(i) May 1 through June 15: Closed.
(ii) Open June 16 through June 30:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release chum, and Chinook.
(iii) July 1 through August 19: Closed.
(iv) Open August 20 through August 31:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook and chum.
(v) Open September 1 through October 31:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook and chum.
(vi) November 1 through December 31: Closed.
(vii) Open January 1 through March 31:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release wild Chinook.
(viii) April 1 through April 30: Closed.
(j) East Elliot Bay: Waters of Elliott Bay between a line from Duwamish Head to Pier 91 up to the mouth of the Duwamish River including Harbor Island (Duwamish Waterways).
(i) May 1 through May 31: Closed.
(ii) Open June 1 through June 30:
(A) Daily limit 2.
(B) Release chum and Chinook.
(iii) July 1 through August 19: Closed.
(iv) Open August 20 through August 31:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook and chum.
(v) Open September 1 through October 31:
(A) Daily limit of 2 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook and chum.
(vi) November 1 through December 31: Closed.
(vii) Open January 1 through March 31.
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release wild Chinook.
(viii) April 1 through April 30: Closed.
(k) Waters of Sinclair Inlet and Port Orchard south of the Manette Bridge in Bremerton, south of a line true west from Battle Point, and west of a line drawn true south from Point White:
(i) Open June 16 through July 15:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook and chum.
(ii) Open July 16 through September 30:
(A) Daily limit 3 salmon.
(B) Release chum and wild Chinook.
(iii) Open October 1 through October 31:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook and chum.
(iv) November 1 through December 31: Closed.
(v) Open January 1 through March 31.
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release wild Chinook.
(vi) April 1 through April 30: Closed.
(l) Waters of Agate Pass west of a line from Point Monroe to Indianola and east of a line from Point Bolin to Battle Point: Fly fishing only, lead core lines prohibited, and catch and release from January 1 through January 31. April 1 through April 30: Closed.
(m) Elliott Bay Fishing Pier at Terminal 86, Seacrest Pier, Waterman Pier, Bremerton Boardwalk, and Illahee State Park Pier, open year-round:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(ii) Release chum.
(n) Duwamish Waterway downstream from an east-west line projected through southernmost tip of Harbor Island to a line extending from Jack Block Park through the northernmost tip of Harbor Island extending to shore northeast of the North Waterway (47°35.47'N, 122°20.58'W), from July 1 through October 31 night closure, anti-snagging rule, and only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
(o) Free-flowing freshwaters are closed downstream of the mouth at Gorst Creek, Blackjack Creek, Chico Creek, Curley Creek, Grovers Creek from July 1 through December 31.
(9) Catch Record Card Area 11:
(a) May 1 through June 15: Closed.
(b) Open June 16 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a hatchery Chinook.
(ii) Release wild Chinook.
(c) Open October 1 through October 31:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook and chum.
(d) Open November 1 through December 31:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release coho, chum, and wild Chinook.
(e) January 1 through April 30: Closed.
(f) Waters of Commencement Bay east of a line from the Cliff House Restaurant to the Sperry Ocean Dock: June 1 through July 31 and April 1 through April 30: Closed.
(g) Dash Point Dock, Les Davis Pier, Des Moines Pier, Redondo Pier, and Point Defiance Boathouse Dock:
(i) Open year-round.
(ii) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(iii) Release chum.
(10) Catch Record Card Area 12:
(a) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(b) Open July 1 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(ii) Release chum and wild Chinook.
(c) Open October 1 through October 15:
(i) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(ii) Release chum and Chinook.
(d) Open October 16 through November 30:
(i) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook.
(e) December 1 through April 30: Closed.
(f) In waters south of Ayock Point including waters within a 2,000-foot arc seaward of yellow buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek at Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery:
(i) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(ii) Open July 1 through September 30:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release chum and wild Chinook.
(iii) Open October 1 through October 15:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release chum and Chinook.
(iv) Open October 16 through November 30:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook.
(v) December 1 through April 30: Closed.
(vi) It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken from these waters from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise.
(vii) Those waters of Hood Canal inshore of the 2 yellow buoy markers to the mouth of Finch Creek, waters within the channel created by Finch Creek on exposed tideland and fishing from any Hoodsport Hatchery structure are closed except to persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair and who have a designated harvester card may fish from the ADA–access site at the Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery, as long as persons follow all applicable department rules.
(g) In waters north of Ayock Point except waters north of a true east line from the mouth of Turner Creek to the Toandos Peninsula:
(i) May 1 through July 10: Closed.
(ii) Open July 11 through September 30:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release chum and Chinook.
(iii) Open October 1 through October 15:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release chum and Chinook.
(iv) Open October 16 through November 30:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook.
(v) December 1 through April 30: Closed.
(h) September 16 through December 31: Waters north of a line true east from Broad Spit: Closed.
(i) July 1 through October 15: Free-flowing freshwater is closed to all fishing downstream of the mouth of the Dewatto, Dosewallips, Duckabush, Hamma Hamma, and Skokomish rivers.
(11) Catch Record Card Area 13:
(a) Open May 1 through June 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, wild Chinook, and wild coho.
(b) Open July 1 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, wild Chinook, and wild coho.
(iii) Chinook minimum length 20 inches.
(c) Open October 1 through April 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, wild Chinook, and wild coho.
(d) Waters at the mouth of Minter Creek within 1,000 feet of the outer oyster stakes: April 16 through September 15: Closed.
(e) Waters of Budd Inlet south of the Fourth Avenue Bridge: Closed.
(f) Contiguous waters north of the Fourth Avenue Bridge and south of a line from the northwest corner of the Thriftway Market building and a point 100 yards north of the railroad bridge on the western shore: July 16 through October 31: Closed.
(g) Waters north of the Thriftway Market-railroad bridge line and south of a line projected due west from the KGY radio tower: July 16 through October 31: Night closure and anti-snagging rule.
(h) Fox Island Public Fishing Pier:
(i) Open May 1 through June 30:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(B) Release chum.
(ii) Open July 1 through September 30:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(B) Chinook minimum length 20 inches.
(C) Release chum.
(iii) Open October 1 through April 30:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(B) Release chum.
(12) A violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160, unless the person has harvested salmon. If the person has harvested salmon, the violation is punishable under RCW 77.15.380, Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degreePenalty, unless the salmon are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370, Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degreePenalty.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 21-14-067 (Order 21-95), § 220-313-060, filed 7/2/21, effective 8/2/21; WSR 20-14-052 (Order 20-97), § 220-313-060, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-050 (Order 19-139), § 220-313-060, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19; WSR 18-15-065 (Order 18-163), § 220-313-060, filed 7/16/18, effective 8/16/18; WSR 17-16-109 (Order 17-147), § 220-313-060, filed 7/28/17, effective 8/28/17; WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-313-060, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17; WSR 16-17-008 (Order 16-201), § 232-28-621, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16; WSR 15-13-081 (Order 15-177), § 232-28-621, filed 6/12/15, effective 7/13/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 14-16-027 (Order 14-185), § 232-28-621, filed 7/25/14, effective 8/25/14; WSR 13-20-021 (Order 13-210), § 232-28-621, filed 9/23/13, effective 10/24/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 12-18-006 (Order 12-190), § 232-28-621, filed 8/23/12, effective 9/23/12; WSR 11-21-038 (Order 11-273), § 232-28-621, filed 10/11/11, effective 11/11/11; WSR 10-12-062 (Order 10-137), § 232-28-621, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-035 (Order 09-133), § 232-28-621, filed 7/8/09, effective 8/8/09; WSR 08-15-002 (Order 08-165), § 232-28-621, filed 7/3/08, effective 8/3/08; WSR 07-16-056, § 232-28-621, filed 7/26/07, effective 8/26/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-16-096 (Order 06-174), § 232-28-621, filed 7/31/06, effective 8/31/06; WSR 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), § 232-28-621, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-006 (Order 04-182), § 232-28-621, filed 7/22/04, effective 8/22/04; WSR 03-16-109 (Order 03-182), § 232-28-621, filed 8/6/03, effective 9/6/03; WSR 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), § 232-28-621, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; WSR 02-15-097 (Order 02-158), § 232-28-621, filed 7/16/02, effective 8/16/02; WSR 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), § 232-28-621, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; WSR 01-14-001 (Order 01-107), § 232-28-621, filed 6/21/01, effective 7/22/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 § 7. WSR 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), amended and recodified as § 232-28-621, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 00-01-103 (Order 99-215), § 220-56-191, filed 12/16/99, effective 1/16/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), § 220-56-191, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-56-191, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; WSR 98-06-031, § 220-56-191, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. WSR 97-18-035, § 220-56-191, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), § 220-56-191, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; WSR 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), § 220-56-191, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; WSR 94-14-069, § 220-56-191, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; WSR 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), § 220-56-191, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93.]
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